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"Brown creates a riveting portrait of a gruesome crime while detailing the heart of a city in distress. A grim...story delivered with skill and verve." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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By Robin on 08-08-10
Avoid this one!
The description of this audio book drew me in. After listening for about an hour, though, I thoroughly regretted my purchase. This story would perhpas be worthy of a seven-to-ten page magazine article; the author has spun it out into a whole book by adding tedious background factoids and glorified parentheticals that are irrelevant to the storyline and do not move it along at all.
There's not much of a story here to start with. The reader is not particularly good. Save your money and/or Audible member credit for something better.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Amy on 09-17-10
Not really interesting
The whole story is told in the introduction, and the details of the book don't really add much of interest. The reader reads with too much expression, as though he's reading to children, or giving a sermon. At the end are three hours of the story of New Orleans, but I'm not going to listen to all of it. Enough already.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful